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[PDF] How to Encourage U.S. Companies to Respect Human Rights: Blueprint for the Next Administration

Author: Human Rights First, Published on: 1 December 2012

When U.S. companies abuse or facilitate violations of human rights abroad, they undermine U.S. national interests in advancing security, economic development, and human rights…The United States has a strong interest, therefore, in seeing that American companies protect human rights in their international operations…The U.S. government…should promote human rights due diligence standards for companies as well as remedies for abuses…[and] employ a comprehensive and robust strategy to implement the GPs [Guiding Principles]...This blueprint provides specific recommendations for how the U.S. government should work with companies under each of [the] three pillars [of the UN Guiding Principles] to encourage U.S. companies to protect human rights.

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